The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 107 120 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.44% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.63% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 14
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£450 £405 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1913 1594 1618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.44% 70.22% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 881 887
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 131
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -1 11 £450 +28.57% 1
Hertfordshire +1 2 £485 +19.75% 1
Essex -1 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
3 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) HTML
4 8 (30.77%) XML
4 8 (30.77%) SOA
5 7 (26.92%) ETL
5 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (26.92%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) OLAP
5 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (26.92%) Degree
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle OLAP
5 7 (26.92%) Use Case
6 6 (23.08%) WCF
6 6 (23.08%) VB
7 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (15.38%) Back Office
8 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (15.38%) Retail
8 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
8 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) Management Information System

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
1 1 (3.85%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP R/3
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) OLAP
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.85%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Back Office
2 4 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Business Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Business Objects Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Assistant
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Validation Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Graduate
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) WCF
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.85%) Flash
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (30.77%) SOA
2 7 (26.92%) ETL
2 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) Use Case
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) QMS
5 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.85%) GMP
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Siebel
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Perforce